Published On: Tue, Jan 13th, 2015

Cantonment Board Polls: People prefer independent candidates

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Dehradun: Cantonment board election results in Clement Town and Garhi brought disappointment for bigger parties, BJP and Congress, as nine out of total 15 candidates who won in the elections were Independent.
Dismal show by big parties
The two big parties of the state- BJP and Congress (which is also the ruling party in the state) failed to impress the voters this time round as only 2 candidates from the Congress were able to win their seats (from the areas of Garhi Cantt and Celment Town). The BJP fared a little better as it won 4 seats.

Results of Garhi cantt area were declared first in the morning.

Ward No.

Winner

Runner Up

Vote Margin

1Vinod Panwar(Independent)Vikky Khana(BJP)61
2Jitendra Taneja(Independent)Rajeev Punj(Independent)153
3Kamal Raj (BJP)Naveen Kumar (Independent)191
4Hitesh Gupta (Independent)Ramesh Kala(BJP)370
5Madhu Khatri (Congress)Aman Sahi (Independent)61
6Rajendra Kaur Sondhi (Independent)Vimla Devi (Independent)192
7Megha Bhatt (BJP)Sandhya (Independent)241
8Meenu (Independent)Deepa Chetri (Independent)679

Clement Town Results

Ward No.

Winner

Runner Up

Vote Margin

1Tasim Ali (Independent)Tayab Ali (Independent)186
2Sunil (Independent)Mohan Joshi (Independent)249
3Bhupendra Kandari (BJP)Binod Kumar277
4Ramkrishna Yadav (Independent)Vijay Pal(Independent)29
5Tek Bahadur (Congress)Narendra Singh (BJP)268
6Beena Nautiyal (BJP)Uma Devi(Independent)119
7Saheen Akhtar (Independent)Najma Rani(Independent)111

As per election officials, over 29,000 people voted for the largest and most prestigious cantonment board in Garhi. It also marked the first time wherein votes were cast through an electronic voting machine.

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